Promoting Behavioural Change in Household Water Consumption (2007)

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This literature review prepared for Smart Water summarises the principal theories relating to behavioural change relevant to water conservation in residential situations. It considers the application of the theories to actual behaviour change relating to conservation patterns and discusses examples from studies relating to the environmental sector. The policies and targets set by the government provide a base on which to examine techniques and tools available to encourage residential water users to conserve water and change their behavioural patterns. Specific studies on water saving in residential situations in Australia and elsewhere help to determine effective means of influencing conservation of water in Victoria.